1944 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1944 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP #2
1944 record 9–0 (6–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Carroll Widdoes
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 72,754)
Seasons
« 1943 1945 »
1944 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Ohio State 6 0 0     9 0 0
#8 Michigan 5 2 0     8 2 0
Purdue 4 2 0     5 5 0
Minnesota 3 2 1     5 3 1
Indiana 4 3 0     7 3 0
#15 Illinois 3 3 0     5 4 1
Wisconsin 2 4 0     3 6 0
Northwestern 0 5 1     1 7 1
Iowa 0 6 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1944 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1944-1945. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–0 record and Widdoes being 1–0 against Michigan. The Buckeyes also outscored opponents 287–79 during the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 30 Missouri* #8 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 54–0   29,908
October 7 Iowa #8 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 34–0   35,358
October 14 at #19 Wisconsin #8 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 20–7   40,000
October 21 #6 Great Lakes Navy* #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 26–6   73,477
October 28 Minnesota #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 34–14   43,563
November 4 Indiana #3 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 21–7   56,380
November 11 Pittsburgh* #2 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 54–19   26,158
November 18 vs. Illinois #4 Cleveland StadiumCleveland, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 26–12   83,627
November 25 #6 Michigan #3 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) W 18–14   71,958
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Coaching staff[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Les Horvath, Heisman Trophy[2]

1945 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jack Dugger 2 12 Tackle Pittsburgh Steelers
Gordon Appleby 3 26 Center New York Giants
Gene Fekete 6 49 Fullback Detroit Lions
Bill Hackett 13 131 Guard Green Bay Packers
Bob Jabbusch 17 174 Guard New York Giants
Cecil Souders 25 259 End Washington Redskins
John Priday 31 324 Back Green Bay Packers

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data

External links[edit]